MY DESIGNATED DRIVER (1993) sold as a yearling at the
Ruidoso Super Select Yearling Sale for $80,000. One of the leading
riders at Ruidoso, Kenny Hart, had given "Desi" first call in the Triple
Crown races believing him to be the fastest two year old on the
mountain that year. He posted great morning works and all his
connections felt confident of winning the Kansas Futurity going in. In
the trials on a muddy track, Desi broke on top but was hit in the rear
end and spun sideways which led to a chip in an ankle. He led the
race for 250 yards and then began to back out, similar to what he
did for the Rainbow and All American trials, when the chip would
begin to bother him. After the All American trials, surgery to remove
the chip was performed but he was never the same racehorse as he
had exhibited early his two year-old year.
MY DESIGNATED DRIVER is the sire of 142 starters, 90 ROM
(63%), 15 STAKES HORSES (10%), with earnings of $1,473,724.
Average Earnings per Starter - $9,914.
A Few of His Runners include:
KATES DRIVER si 111 7 wins,$183,614, MBNA America Okla.
IM A MARBLE TO ApHC si 104 20 wins $161,089, G1 multiple
Stake Winner, 2-Time Hors Of The Year, 4-Time Champion 4
Year Old and Older Gelding.
DESIGNATED PAC BEE si 98 6 Wins $57,248, 2 time stake
SAY SPEEDY DRIVEN si 104 13 wins $73,395, 4 time stake
HOT LADY DRIVER si 109 $39,935, ntr 250 yds.
Pacs Miss Driver si 104 5 wins, $63,014, 2nd Kansas Jackpot F.-
Shell Drive si 103 3 wins, $49,141, 2 time stake placed
His sire, First Down Dash si 105 World Champion Stakes Winner
8 times $857,2256, # 1 All-Time Leading Sire of Running
Champions with over $70 million in progeny earnings.
6 winners including Shaded In Gray si 110 SW $21,974 and a
AAAT Stakes Producer; Metered Express si 93 SP $48,193; etc.
such as Mighty Reliezo si 102, Triple Moon Too si 99
First Triple Moon si 99, Tres Pass si 105, Socks And Cash si 107,
Streakin Shadow si 101, Kool Moon si 102, Pines Easter Jet si
|MY DESIGNATED DRIVER
|FIRST DOWN DASH si 105
|DASH FOR CASH si 114
|FIRST PRIZE ROSE si 98
|LADY MP si 94
|ROCKET WRANGLER si 97
|FIND A BUYER TB
|GALLANT JET si 102
|ROSE BUG si 96
|MISS MOON PINES si 94
|TOP MOON si 100
|CORNISH PRINCE TB
useful in every category of competition. 63% of his
starters earning their race ROM is a statistic few top
stallions in the nation can boast, not considering the
caliber of mares which have been bred to "Desi" as
compared to other leading sires of race horses.
Another key feature of My Designated Driver's foals is
THEY STAY SOUND! Too many times our trainer tell's
us "You have a runner... but....he is a little sore". It does
no good to have a fast horse if he can't stay sound to
prove it. So many of the fashionable bloodlines of
today's race horse don't pass on correct conformation,
which leads to unsoundness on the track and in the
My Designated Driver colts have good old fashion "try",
willing to do their best each time asked.
|MY DESIGNATED DRIVER si 86
First Down Dash x Lady MP (Zevi TB)
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|Jeff Rutland ~ 1047 East College Avenue ~ Independence, KS 67301 ~ 620-331-2485 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org